Canon has announced the camcorder XA35. It can capture AVCHD or MPEG4 format video at resolution up to 1080p and at a frame rate of 24, 30 or 60fps. However, for Mac users they may have trouble in editing Canon XA35 AVCHD MTS footage. Most NLE system on Mac including iMovie and Final Cut Express can’t fully support the AVCHD videos from Canon XA35. Below, we will share how to import Canon XA35 AVCHD (.mts, .m2ts) files to iMovie/FCE for further editing without any issue.

As we far as we know, for video compression, AVCHD uses the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 standard, supporting a variety of standard, high definition, and stereoscopic (3D) video resolutions. But the problem is that the advanced compression method of H.264 is not so friendly for editing software including iMovie/Final Cut Express, Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer and Adobe Premiere Pro. Then how to import Canon XA35 AVCHD footage to iMovie/FCE for editing without any hassle? Well, if you make the AVCHD recordings editable before taking to the iMovie or FCE, the incompatible error won’t happen any more. Here you can get UFUWare AVCHD Converter for Mac to achieve the goal effortlessly.

This Canon AVCHD Converter for Mac is the professional tool to help users to convert Canon AVCHD video files to the format that you want on Mac(Sierra, El Capitan, etc). It offers the optimal preset profiles for iMovie, Final Cut Express and more. And there is no need to worry about the quality loss. With it, you can convert Canon XA35 AVCHD footage to iMovie/FCE compatible files with the best quality. And if you are encountering the Canon XA35 AVCHD recording editing issues on Windows PC, please get the UFUWare AVCHD Converter.

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Import Canon XA35 AVCHD footage to iMovie and FCE for editing

1. Install and launch the UFUWare AVCHD Converter as the powerful Canon AVCHD Converter on your Mac, then click the “Add File” button to import your Canon XA35 AVCHD (.mts, .m2ts) files to the converter.

Canon XA35 to iMovie/FCE Converter

2. Click “Profile” option to select “iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov)” as output format from the drop-down menu list. The AIC is native codec for iMovie and FCE.

Convert Canon XA35 AVCHD to AIC MOV

Tip: If necessary, you can click “Settings” button to adjust codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the interface according to your needs and optimize the output file quality.

Custom video and audio parameters

3. After the settings done, click “Convert” button to convert Canon XA35 AVCHD footage to AIC MOV for iMovie/FCE on Mac.

Once the Canon XA35 AVCHD to AIC conversion completed, click “Open Folder” button to get the generated AIC .mov files, and load them to iMovie 8/9/11/13 or Final Cut Express for further editing on Mac.